2010 American Le Mans Series season

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2010 American Le Mans Series season
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The 2010 American Le Mans Series season was the twelfth season for the International Motor Sports Association's (IMSA) American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. It was also the first season in which the ALMS used a revised structure for its four classes, as well as the first year in a three year sponsorship deal with Patrón.[1] The season began with the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 20 and ended with the Petit Le Mans on October 2, completing nine total races.

The senior class, LMP, the new combination class of the old LMP1 and LMP2 classes, saw defending LMP1 champions Patrón Highcroft Racing with defending champion driver David Brabham and new teammate Simon Pagenaud took a 23 point victory in their Honda over Porsche driver Klaus Graf. The other carry over category GT (the former GT2 class) Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche duo of Patrick Long and Jörg Bergmeister successfully defended their class championship over Risi Competizione Ferrari driver Gianmaria Bruni. There was no GT1 category left in the series.

In the two spec-racer classes Scott Tucker of Level 5 Motorsports was the dominant driver in the LMP Challenge class, winning five of the nine races in the class' first full season. After debuting for half of the 2009 season, the new GT Challenge class saw the Black Swan Racing Porsche of Jeroen Bleekemolen and Tim Pappas claim the class victory.

Schedule[edit]

The 2010 American Le Mans Series season features nine events, dropping the St. Petersburg round from 2009. Laguna Seca will no longer end the season but is instead moved to May and has been extended from four hours to six hours; this will allow the Petit Le Mans to conclude the season. The Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park has also had its date pushed back to July due to the move by Laguna Seca.[2] The Petit Le Mans will also form part of the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Cup for LMP1s.[3]

Rnd Race Length Circuit Location Date
American Le Mans Series Winter Test Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida February 22–23
1 58th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 20
2 American Le Mans Series at Long Beach 1 Hour 40 Minutes Long Beach street circuit Long Beach, California April 17
3 American Le Mans Series Monterey 6 Hours Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California May 22
4 Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah July 10
5 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 24
6 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio August 7
7 American Le Mans Series powered by eStar 2 Hours 45 Minutes Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 22
8 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, Ontario August 29
9 13th Annual Petit Le Mans 1,000 mi (1,600 km) or 10 Hours Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 2

Regulation changes[edit]

Introduced on August 16, 2009, IMSA announced a new class structure for the 2010 season in order to address costs. Several previous classes will be retained, while some new classes will be added. Le Mans Prototypes, which previously ran in the LMP1 and LMP2 categories, will be combined into a single LMP category for much of the season.[4] IMSA will modify the LMP1 and LMP2 rules through performance balancing in order to allow the two to compete equally in the new single category.[5] However, the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans endurance races will not use this unified class, instead reverting to the 2009 regulations as used by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[4] The championship points payout for these two events have yet to be determined by IMSA.[5]

A new Le Mans Prototype category will be established as a feeder system for young or amateur drivers. This category, known as Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC), will borrow from the Formula Le Mans Cup series in Europe by utilizing a spec racing format. All teams will use Oreca FLM09 chassis, Chevrolet production V8s, and other standardized equipment.[4] Along with the European Le Mans Series' (2010 season) Formula Le Mans, the ALMS LMPC makes up as its own class in the races throughout the season rather than racing as a support series.

With a lack of competitors in the former GT1 category, GT2 has been renamed to just GT and will be the premiere category for grand tourers in ALMS in 2010. The ALMS Challenge category, first established in 2009, will be expanded in 2010 and renamed as GT Challenge (GTC). The category will race for the full season for the first time. Porsche 911 GT3s from racing series other than the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge will also be accepted for the first time.[4]

Season results[edit]

Note that the Sebring and Petit Le Mans events will be held under ACO regulations requiring the LMP class to be split amongst LMP1 and LMP2. The overall race winner, regardless of their LMP category, is listed here.

Class winners in the Petit Le Mans (LMP1, LMP2 and GT) receive an automatic entry to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team LMPC Winning Team GT Winning Team GTC Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers LMPC Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GTC Winning Drivers
1 Sebring France #07 Team Peugeot Total United States #55 Level 5 Motorsports United States #62 Risi Competizione United States #81 Alex Job Racing Results
Spain Marc Gené
Austria Alexander Wurz
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Canada Mark Wilkins
Brazil Jaime Melo
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Germany Pierre Kaffer
United States Butch Leitzinger
United States Leh Keen
Mexico Juan González
2 Long Beach United States #1 Patrón Highcroft Racing United States #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar United States #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports United States #81 Alex Job Racing Results
Australia David Brabham
France Simon Pagenaud
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United States Elton Julian
United States Patrick Long
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Butch Leitzinger
Mexico Juan González
3 Laguna Seca United States #1 Patrón Highcroft Racing United States #55 Level 5 Motorsports United States #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports United States #54 Black Swan Racing Results
Australia David Brabham
France Simon Pagenaud
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Canada Mark Wilkins
United States Patrick Long
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Tim Pappas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen
4 Miller United States #1 Patrón Highcroft Racing United States #55 Level 5 Motorsports United States #62 Risi Competizione United States #54 Black Swan Racing Results
Australia David Brabham
France Simon Pagenaud
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Brazil Jaime Melo
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
United States Tim Pappas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
5 Lime Rock United States #6 Muscle Milk Team Cytosport United States #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar United States #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports United States #63 TRG Results
United States Greg Pickett
Germany Klaus Graf
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United States Elton Julian
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
France Henri Richard
United States Andy Lally
6 Mid-Ohio United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #55 Level 5 Motorsports United States #62 Risi Competizione United States #54 Black Swan Racing Results
United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Brazil Jaime Melo
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
United States Tim Pappas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
7 Road America United Kingdom #8 Drayson Racing United States #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar United States #90 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States #54 Black Swan Racing Results
United Kingdom Paul Drayson
United Kingdom Jonny Cocker
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United States Elton Julian
Germany Dirk Müller
United States Joey Hand
United States Tim Pappas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
8 Mosport United States #6 Muscle Milk Team Cytosport United States #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar United States #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports United States #88 Velox Motorsports Results
France Romain Dumas
Germany Klaus Graf
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United States Elton Julian
United States Patrick Long
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Shane Lewis
United States Lawson Aschenbach
9 Road Atlanta France #08 Team Peugeot Total United States #95 Level 5 Motorsports United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #63 TRG Results
France Franck Montagny
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
United States Scott Tucker
United States Burt Frisselle
Germany Marco Werner
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
France Emmanuel Collard
France Henri Richard
United States Duncan Ende
United States Andy Lally

Championships[edit]

Points were awarded to the top ten cars and drivers which complete at least 70% of their class winner's distance. Teams with multiple entries only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race. Drivers were required to drive a minimum of 45 minutes to earn points, except for the Long Beach event which required only 30 minutes.

Starting with the Utah race, drivers are required to complete a particular amount of the minimum number of laps in order to earn points. The number of laps vary depending on the course size.[6]

Points System
Race Distance Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Less than three hours 20 16 13 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Between four and eight hours 25 21 18 15 13 11 9 8 7 6
More than eight hours 30 26 23 20 18 16 14 13 12 11

Team championships[edit]

Teams with full season entries are awarded points in the team championships. Teams which participated in a partial season or on a race-by-race basis are not included in these championships.

As long as they compete full season and comply with ACO regulations, the top LMP1, LMP2 and GT team at the end of the season receive an automatic entry to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

LMP standings[edit]

Although combined into a single LMP class for seven events, the LMP1 and LMP2 category rules are utilized for the Sebring and Petit Le Mans races. The individual results and points for LMP1 and LMP2 are combined into the overall LMP standings.

Pos Team Class Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United States Patrón Highcroft Racing LMP2 HPD ARX-01C HPD AL7R 3.4 L V8 26 20 25 20 16 16 13 16 30 182
2 United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 30 16 21 13 20 16 20 26 162
3 United Kingdom Drayson Racing LMP1 Lola B09/60 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 30 8 16 0 0 20 10 26 110
4 United States Dyson Racing Team LMP2 Lola B09/86 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 23 13 18 6 0 20 10 8 0 98
5 United States Intersport Racing LMP1 Lola B06/10 AER P32T 4.0 L Turbo V8 6 10 13 10 0 0 30 69
6 United States Autocon Motorsports LMP1 Lola B06/10 AER P32T 4.0 L Turbo V8 10 15 8 0 13 8 13 0 67

LMPC standings[edit]

All teams utilize the Oreca FLM09 chassis with Chevrolet LS3 engine.

Pos Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United States Level 5 Motorsports 30 16 25 20 13 20 13 16 30 183
2 United States Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 20 18 16 20 13 20 20 16 169
3 United States Genoa Racing 23 13 21 10 6 0 13 18 104
4 United States Intersport Racing 18 10 15 0 0 10 10 6 26 95
5 United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 0 0 13 16 16 16 8 23 92
6 United States Performance Tech 20 8 28

GT standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing BMW M3 GT2 BMW 4.0 L V8 26 13 21 16 16 13 20 13 20 158
2 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 20 20 25 8 20 10 16 20 18 157
3 United States Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GTE Ferrari 4.0 L V8 30 10 15 20 10 20 6 16 23 150
4 United States Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 13 16 18 13 8 16 13 10 30 137
5 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari F430 GTE Ferrari 4.0 L V8 16 4 13 4 6 8 8 6 26 91
6 United States Team Falken Tire Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 6 9 2 3 3 1 4 12 40
7 United States Robertson Racing Ford GT-R Mk. VII Ford 5.0 L V8 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 18
8 United States Jaguar RSR Jaguar XKRS Jaguar 4.2 L V8 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 5

GTC standings[edit]

All teams utilize variations of the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup.

Pos Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United States Black Swan Racing 3 25 20 16 20 20 16 26 146
2 United States Alex Job Racing 30 20 18 3 6 13 10 13 16 129
3 United States Velox Motorsports 18 10 11 10 13 8 13 20 23 126
4 United States TRG 16 2 21 16 20 6 8 0 30 119
5 United States WERKS II Racing 20 6 8 13 16 18 81
6 United States GMG Racing 14 16 0 4 10 16 0 60
7 United States Orbit Racing 8 13 8 8 10 0 10 57
8 United States 911 Design 0 7 6 4 6 20 43

Driver championships[edit]

Drivers who participated in races but failed to score points over the course of the season are not listed.

LMP standings[edit]

Although combined into a single LMP class for seven events, the LMP1 and LMP2 category rules are utilized for the Sebring and Petit Le Mans races. The individual results and points for LMP1 and LMP2 are combined into the overall LMP standings.

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1= Australia David Brabham United States Patrón Highcroft Racing 26 20 25 20 16 16 13 16 30 182
1= France Simon Pagenaud United States Patrón Highcroft Racing 26 20 25 20 16 16 13 16 30 182
2 Germany Klaus Graf United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 30 16 21 13 20 16 20 26 162
3 United Kingdom Jonny Cocker United Kingdom Drayson Racing 30 8 0 16 0 0 20 10 26 110
4 United States Chris Dyson United States Dyson Racing Team 23 13 18 6 0 20 10 8 0 98
5 United Kingdom Paul Drayson United Kingdom Drayson Racing 30 8 0 0 0 20 10 26 94
6 United Kingdom Guy Smith United States Dyson Racing Team 23 13 18 0 0 20 10 8 0 92
7 United Kingdom Marino Franchitti United States Patrón Highcroft Racing 26 25 30 81
8 United States Greg Pickett United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 30 16 13 20 79
9 Germany Sascha Maassen United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 30 21 26 77
10 United States Clint Field United States Intersport Racing 6 0 10 13 10 0 0 30 69
11 United States Jon Field United States Intersport Racing 6 0 10 13 0 0 0 30 59
12 Italy Emanuele Pirro United Kingdom Drayson Racing 30 0 16 46
13 United States Bryan Willman United States Autocon Motorsports 15 8 13 8 0 44
14 United Kingdom Andy Meyrick United States Dyson Racing Team 23 18 0 41
15 United Kingdom Ben Devlin United States Intersport Racing 30 30
16 Canada Tony Burgess United States Autocon Motorsports 0 8 8 13 0 29
17 Germany Lucas Luhr United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 26 26
18 United States Tomy Drissi United States Autocon Motorsports 10 13 23
19 United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem United States Autocon Motorsports 8 13 21
20 France Romain Dumas United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 20 20
21 Germany Timo Bernhard United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 16 16
22 Germany Pierre Ehret United States Autocon Motorsports 15 15
23 United States Ken Davis United States Autocon Motorsports 10 10

LMPC standings[edit]

Drivers in the LMPC category are allowed to drive for more than one car during an event. If a driver is in each car for a minimum of two hours each, he is allowed to score the points from whichever car he chooses.

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United States Scott Tucker United States Level 5 Motorsports 30 16 25 20 13 20 13 16 30 183
2 United States Gunnar Jeannette United States Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 20 18 16 20 13 20 20 16 169
3 United States Elton Julian United States Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 20 18 20 13 20 20 16 153
4 France Christophe Bouchut United States Level 5 Motorsports 30 16 25 20 0 20 0 16 20 147
5 Canada Kyle Marcelli United States Performance Tech 20 8 101
United States Genoa Racing 21
United States Intersport Racing 0 0 10 10 6 26
6 Germany Christian Zugel United States Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 18 16 0 89
United States Genoa Racing 10 6 0 13
7 United Kingdom Andy Wallace United States Genoa Racing 23 77
United States Level 5 Motorsports 0 10 13 8 13 10
8 Canada Mark Wilkins United States Level 5 Motorsports 30 25 20 75
9= Mexico Ricardo González United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 16 16 8 23 63
9= Mexico Luis Díaz United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 16 16 8 23 63
10 United States David Ducote United States Intersport Racing 18 15 26 59
11 United States Tom Sutherland United States Genoa Racing 23 13 21 57
12 United States Brian Wong United States Intersport Racing 18 10 15 0 0 10 53
13 United States Alex Figge United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 13 16 47
United States Genoa Racing 18
14 United States Mitch Pagerey United States Intersport Racing 18 10 15 43
15 United States Chapman Ducote United States Intersport Racing 10 6 26 42
16 United States Frankie Montecalvo United States Genoa Racing 6 13 18 37
17 United States J. R. Hildebrand United States Genoa Racing 23 13 36
18= Germany Marco Werner United States Level 5 Motorsports 30 30
18= United States Burt Frisselle United States Level 5 Motorsports 30 30
19 United Kingdom Ryan Lewis United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 23 23
20= United States Joel Feinberg United States Primetime-Braille Battery Race Group 20 20
20= United States Tom Weickardt United States Primetime-Braille Battery Race Group 20 20
21 United States Eric Lux United States Genoa Racing 18 37
22 United States Tom Papadopoulos United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 0 0 16 16
23 United States Max Hyatt United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 13 13
24 United States Tom Sedivy United States Genoa Racing 10 10
25 United States Gerardo Bonilla United States Performance Tech 8 8

GT standings[edit]

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1= Germany Jörg Bergmeister United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 20 20 25 8 20 10 16 20 18 157
1= United States Patrick Long United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 20 20 25 8 20 10 16 20 18 157
2 Italy Gianmaria Bruni United States Risi Competizione 30 10 15 20 0 20 6 16 23 140
3= United States Bill Auberlen United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 26 13 8 16 16 13 0 13 20 125
3= United States Tommy Milner United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 26 13 8 16 16 13 0 13 20 125
4 Brazil Jaime Melo United States Risi Competizione 30 10 15 20 0 20 6 14 115
5 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin United States Corvette Racing 12 2 18 1 8 16 13 10 30 110
6 Denmark Jan Magnussen United States Corvette Racing 13 16 11 13 0 0 10 10 30 103
7= Germany Dirk Müller United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 23 8 21 10 13 6 20 0 0 101
7= United States Joey Hand United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 23 8 21 10 13 6 20 0 0 101
8 Monaco Olivier Beretta United States Corvette Racing 12 2 18 1 8 16 13 8 16 94
9 United States Johnny O'Connell United States Corvette Racing 13 16 11 13 0 0 10 8 16 87
10= United States Scott Sharp United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 0 4 13 4 6 8 3 6 26 70
10= United States Johannes van Overbeek United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 0 4 13 4 6 8 3 6 26 70
11 Finland Toni Vilander United States Risi Competizione 6 1 16 23 46
12 Germany Dirk Werner United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 26 20 46
13= United States Ed Brown United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 16 3 0 3 1 0 8 3 11 45
13= United States Guy Cosmo United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 16 3 0 3 1 0 8 3 11 45
14 Germany Pierre Kaffer United States Risi Competizione 30 10 4 44
15 United States Seth Neiman United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 18 0 0 0 4 4 2 2 13 43
16 France Emmanuel Collard United States Corvette Racing 12 30 42
17 United States Bryan Sellers United States Team Falken Tire 0 6 9 2 3 3 1 4 12 40
18 United States Darren Law United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 18 0 0 0 4 2 2 13 39
19 Germany Marc Lieb United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 20 18 38
20 Spain Antonio García United States Corvette Racing 13 16 29
21 Finland Mika Salo United States Risi Competizione 10 4 14 28
22 Germany Wolf Henzler United States Team Falken Tire 0 6 9 2 3 3 1 4 28
23 Portugal João Barbosa United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 16 11 27
24 Germany Dominik Farnbacher United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 26 26
25 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 23 0 23
26 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella United States Risi Competizione 6 1 14 21
27= United States Tracy Krohn United States Risi Competizione 14 7 21
27= Sweden Niclas Jönsson United States Risi Competizione 14 7 21
28 Austria Richard Lietz United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 18 18
29= United States David Murry United States Robertson Racing 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
29= United States David Robertson United States Robertson Racing 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 18
30 United States Andrea Robertson United States Robertson Racing 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
31 Belgium Eric van de Poele United States Risi Competizione 14 14
32 Germany Marco Holzer United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 13 13
33 Austria Martin Ragginger United States Team Falken Tire 12 12
34 Belgium Marc Goossens United States Jaguar RSR 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 5
35 France Patrick Pilet United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 4 4
36 United States Paul Gentilozzi United States Jaguar RSR 2 0 1 0 3
37 United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel United States Jaguar RSR 0 0 0 2 0 2

GTC standings[edit]

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1= Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen United States Black Swan Racing 3 25 20 16 20 20 16 26 146
1= United States Tim Pappas United States Black Swan Racing 3 25 20 16 20 20 16 26 146
2 United States Shane Lewis United States Velox Motorsports 18 10 11 10 13 8 13 20 23 126
3 United States Andy Lally United States TRG 16 2 21 16 20 8 0 30 113
4 France Henri Richard United States TRG 16 2 21 16 20 6 0 30 111
5 United States Bill Sweedler United States Alex Job Racing 26 13 9 3 6 13 10 13 16 109
6 United States Romeo Kapudija United States Alex Job Racing 26 13 9 3 6 13 10 16 96
7= United States Galen Bieker United States WERKS II Racing 20 6 8 13 16 18 81
7= United States Robert Rodriguez United States WERKS II Racing 20 6 8 13 16 18 81
8 United States Lawson Aschenbach United States Velox Motorsports 18 11 20 23 72
9= Mexico Juan González United States Alex Job Racing 30 20 18 0 68
9= United States Butch Leitzinger United States Alex Job Racing 30 20 18 0 68
10= United States Bret Curtis United States GMG Racing 14 16 0 4 10 16 60
10= United States James Sofronas United States GMG Racing 14 16 0 4 10 16 60
11 United States Jerry Vento United States Velox Motorsports 18 10 10 13 8 0 59
12 United States Bryce Miller United States Orbit Racing 8 13 8 8 10 10 57
13 United States Duncan Ende United States TRG 16 8 30 54
14 Germany Jan-Dirk Leuders United States Alex Job Racing 26 9 16 51
15= United States Doug Baron United States 911 Design 0 7 6 4 6 20 43
15= United States Loren Beggs United States 911 Design 0 7 6 4 6 20 43
16= Mexico Luis Díaz United States Car Amigo AJR 23 4 15 0 42
16= Mexico Ricardo González United States Car Amigo AJR 23 4 15 0 42
17 United States René Villeneuve United States TRG 21 20 41
18 United Kingdom Luke Hines United States ORBIT 0 8 8 10 10 36
19 United States Leh Keen United States Alex Job Racing 30 30
20 Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen United States Black Swan Racing 26 26
21 United States Patrick Kelly United States Car Amigo AJR 23 23
22 United States John McMullen United States Orbit Racing 8 13 21
23 United States Cory Friedman United States WERKS II Racing 20 20
24 United States Kris Wilson United States WERKS II Racing 18 18
25 United States Andy Pilgrim United States GMG Racing 14 14
26 United States Vic Rice United States Velox Motorsports 13 13
27 United States Mitch Pagerey United States Alex Job Racing 13 13
28 United States Spencer Pumpelly United States TRG 6 6

Team changes[edit]

  • AutoCon Motorsports have signed Pierre Ehret to drive their LMP Lola at Sebring, Petit Le Mans, and Laguna Seca. They also confirmed that regular drivers Bryan Willman and Tony Burgess will return for 2010, although former lead driver Chris McMurry has retired.[12]
  • Intersport Racing has announced its LMPC lineup consists of Patrón GT3 Challenge drivers Mitch Pagery and Brian Wong.[12]
  • 2010 marked the withdrawal of the Dodge Viper from the series.

References[edit]

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